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Prep Class of 2009 Graduation

Graduation for the GMC Preparatory School Class of 2009 was held on Friday, May 29, 7:00 p.m., on Grant Parade. MG Peter J. Boylan, President of Georgia Military College, presented the commencement address. The COL Joseph F. Muldrow Salutatorian Award was presented to Cadet First Sergeant Jimmy Lee Huff. Mr. Huff is the son of Pastor and Mrs. Jimmy Huff of Sparta, Ga. His awards and honors include: Joint Enrollment student, National Honor Society, Spanish Honor Society, U.S. Army Reserve Scholar Athlete Award, Principal’s List, Academic Achievement Insignia, Junior Leader Award, Aim Summer Academy Valedictorian, and Varsity Basketball. Jimmy plans to attend The University of Georgia in the fall and major in Psychology. The Bettie Z. Farr Valedictorian Award was presented to Cadet Lieutenant Colonel Haylee Dianne DeLoach. Miss DeLoach is the daughter of Ms. Kim Purvis of Milledgeville, Ga. and Mr. Scott DeLoach of Eatonton, Ga. Some of her awards and honors include: Chairman of the Honor Council, STAR Student, Milledgeville’s Junior Miss, Second Runner-up for Georgia’s Junior Miss, High School Battalion Commander, Middle School Battalion Commander, Distinguished Order of the Servant Leader Award, National Honor Society, Spanish Honor Society, Citizenship Award, Character Award for Diligence, Exchange Club Youth of the Month and Youth of the Year, Varsity Competition and Football Cheerleading, Varsity Golf, Competitive Dance and Gymnastics. Haylee plans to attend the University of Georgia in the fall and major in Math Education with a minor in Spanish. She also plans to do summer mission trips around the world. To graduate from Georgia Military College Preparatory School with honors, a student must earn a cumulative academic average of 90 or better during his or her four years of high school. Graduating with honors: Alexa Anderson, Adam Autry, Sarah Beadles, Loribeth Berry, Michael Bunch, Chelsi Colburn, Ashley Collins, Haylee DeLoach, Will Fitzgerald, Lauren Harbor, Nick Harper, Amelia Haslam, Jimmy Huff, Page Jackson, John Jackson, Emily Langston, Hannah Lloyd, Laura Magruder, Mary Kathryn Mason, Will Mosley, Drew Massey, Dalton Pearce, Gillian Reid, Haley Smith, Jantzen Thomas, Tori Ward, and Holly Zant. To graduate with distinction, a student must have earned an academic average of 85 or better, but less than 90, during his or her four years of high school. The following students graduated with distinction: Percy Canon, Cassidy Clayton, Christin Coburn, Corey Ellison, Lindy Gilliland, Dawn Hayward, John Johnson, Hacen LaManna, William Lewis, Chase Massey, Jake Meeks, Krista Paschal, Adam Peeler, Paris Pennington, Sara Frances Pressley, Travis Riner, Christine Shaver, and Joey Waddell. Students who participated in the Joint Enrollment Program were recognized: Alexa Anderson, Adam Autry, Sarah Beadles, Loribeth Berry, Michael Bunch, Cassidy Clayton, Chelsi Colburn, Ashley Collins, Haylee DeLoach, Will Fitzgerald, Lindy Gilliland, Lauren Harbor, Nick Harper, Amelia Haslam, Dawn Hayward, Jimmy Huff, John Jackson, Page Jackson, Hacen LaManna, Emily Langston, William Lewis, Hannah Lloyd, Laura Magruder, Mary Kathryn Mason, Chase Massey, Drew Massey, Will Mosley, Dalton Pearce, Adam Peeler, Gillian Reid, Travis Riner, Christine Shaver, Haley Smith, Jantzen Thomas, Tori Ward and Holly Zant. Members of the Seven Year Club were recognized: Drew Arnold, Adam Autry, Michael Brady, Michael Bunch, Percy Canon, Christin Coburn, Chelsi Colburn, Ashley Collins, Haylee DeLoach, Brandan Dixon, Will Fitzgerald, Kimberly Gamble, Lindy Gilliland, Garrett Hall, Nick Harper, John Jackson, Page Jackson, John Johnson, Emily Langston, Hannah Lloyd, Mary Kathryn Mason, Chase Massey, Drew Massey, Erin McDade, Jake Meeks, Mech Melder, Will Mosley, Krista Paschal, Dalton Pearce, Adam Peeler, Michael Phillips, Travis Riner, Josh Sirmons, Haley Smith, Jantzen Thomas, Joey Waddell, Jamarus Walls, Tori Ward and Holly Zant. The GMC Prep School Class of 1953 endowed scholarship is awarded annually to one senior who has exhibited outstanding academic achievement, and to one member of the GMC prep school faculty who has demonstrated teaching excellence. Mrs. Ellen Goodrich presented the Class of 1953 Scholarship and a $500 scholarship to Cadet Lieutenant Colonel Haylee DeLoach, and the Class of 1953 Faculty Award for Teaching Excellence and a $500 stipend to Major Linda Brown. Sarah Joy Beadles was the 2009 recipient of the W. J. Usery, Jr. Award for Excellence, which is a $500 cash award presented annually to the senior who exemplifies the ideals of the academic, military, and citizenship pursuits at Georgia Military College Prep School. Sarah is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Nicholas A. Beadles, II. She plans to attend the University of Georgia in the fall. Immediately after the presentation of diplomas, Ms. Merel Harrison, GMC Prep School Class of 1973, Junior College Class of 1974 and President of the Georgia Military College Alumni Association, welcomed the members of the graduating class into the Alumni Association. Congratulations to the 2009 graduates of Georgia Military College Preparatory School: Cadet Captain Alexa Rae Anderson Cadet Sergeant Andrew Thomas Arnold Cadet First Lieutenant Adam Tyler Autry Cadet Captain Sarah Joy Beadles Cadet Major Lori Elizabeth Berry Cadet Sergeant Michael Anthony Bradley Cadet Captain Michael Edward Bunch Cadet First Sergeant Percy Wilbur Canon, III Cadet Master Sergeant Jameil Anard Chatman Cadet Staff Sergeant Cassidy Caulene Clayton Cadet Sergeant First Class Christin Denise Coburn Cadet Second Lieutenant Chelsi Lee Colburn Cadet Second Lieutenant Ashley Anne Collins Cadet Lieutenant Colonel Haylee Dianne DeLoach Cadet Corporal Brandan Jamon Dixon Cadet Sergeant First Class Corey Logan Ellison Cadet First Lieutenant William Morgan Fitzgerald Cadet First Lieutenant Kimberly Lawrence Gamble Cadet Master Sergeant Lindy Jo Gilliland Cadet Master Sergeant Garrett Dalton Hall Cadet Captain Lauren Taylor Harbor Cadet Captain Nicholas Antwane Harper Cadet First Lieutenant Amelia Wynne Haslam Cadet Captain Dawn Kimberly Hayward Cadet Sergeant Carlton Heath Hudson Cadet First Sergeant Jimmy Lee Huff Cadet First Lieutenant John Boyd Jackson Cadet Sergeant First Class Page Elizabeth Jackson Cadet Staff Sergeant Major John Brandon Johnson Cadet Staff Sergeant Hacen Alysa LaManna Cadet Captain Emily Ruth Langston Cadet Master Sergeant Megan Christine Larson Cadet Captain William Chadwick Lewis Cadet Captain Hannah Beth Lloyd Cadet Captain Laura Jacquelyn Magruder Cadet First Lieutenant Mary Kathryn Mason Cadet Sergeant Andrew Stone Massey Cadet First Lieutenant Charles Merritt Massey, Jr. Cadet Sergeant Erin Elizabeth McDade Cadet Staff Sergeant Jacob Paul Meeks Cadet Staff Sergeant Mechelen Van Melder, Jr. Cadet Staff Sergeant William Daniel Mosley Cadet Sergeant First Class Krista Elyse Paschal Cadet Master Sergeant Robert Dalton Pearce Cadet First Lieutenant William Adam Peeler Cadet Staff Sergeant Paris Alanna Pennington Cadet Corporal Michael Christopher Phillips Cadet Staff Sergeant Melissa Morgan Powell Cadet Corporal Sara Frances Pressley Cadet First Sergeant Gillian Austine Reid Cadet Sergeant First Class Travis Neal Riner Cadet Second Lieutenant Christine Nichole Shaver Cadet Corporal Joshua Wayne Sirmons Cadet Captain Haley Marissa Smith Cadet Major Jantzen Rashad Thomas Cadet Staff Sergeant Joey Allen Waddell Cadet Staff Sergeant Jamarus DaNeil Walls Cadet First Lieutenant Victoria Eden Ward Cadet Second Lieutenant Jasmine Vonshell Wise Cadet First Lieutenant Holly Sheree Zant Photos by: Janeen Garpow and Ross Couch